Bangladesh calls for ‘urgent’ steps as Rohingya flee Myanmar


Dhaka has called on Myanmar to take “urgent measures” to protect its Rohingya minority after thousands crossed into Bangladesh in just a few days, some saying the military was burning villages and raping young girls. Troops have poured into a strip of land along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh that is largely home to the stateless Muslim Rohingya minority since a series of coordinated and deadly attacks on police border posts last month. Up to 30,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee their homes according to the United Nations, which is urging Bangladesh to open its border to them. Bangladesh said…

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